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point of view: closer to the shop floor

Momentive: a front runner driven
by innovations and strategies
In the field of composite materials, the high performance resin specialist Momentive mainly focuses on wind energy, automotive and cost reduction. All these topics are really challenging. Let’s see the point of view of Mr. Joseph Bevilaqua - President Epoxy, Phenolic and Coating Resins Division of Momentive - about them.

interview
Joseph Bevilaqua, President Epoxy, Phenolic and Coating Resins Division Momentive

JEC Composites Magazine: What is the share of composites in Momentive’s portfolio?

phenolic resins bring – with their excellent fire/smoke/toxicity (FST) properties – are only really important for certain sectors such as mass transportation.
JCM: What are the company’s main markets in composites?

composite materials higher than in other fields?

J.B. : In the composite industry,

Joseph Bevilaqua: Momen-

JCM: Is your added value in

About Momentive

Momentive was formed in October 2010 through the combination of the parent holding companies of Momentive Performance Materials Inc. and Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. (formerly known as Hexion Specialty Chemicals Inc.). Momentive is a global leader in specialty chemicals and materials, with a broad range of advanced specialty products that help industrial and consumer companies support

and improve everyday life. Momentive uses its technology portfolio to deliver tailored solutions to meet the diverse needs of customers around the world. Momentive Performance Materials Holdings LLC is the ultimate parent company of Momentive Performance Materials Inc. and Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. Momentive is controlled by investment funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC.

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tive primarily provides epoxy speciality systems, base epoxy resins and phenolic resins to the composites industry. We sell close to $500 million of epoxy and phenolic systems under the Epikote™ (epoxy resins), Epikure™ (curing agents), Heloxy™ (modifiers) and Cellobond™ (phenolic FRP resins) brands. For our Epoxy business, composites represent close to 30% of our total revenue. The share of composites in our total Phenolic Specialty Resins business portfolio is much lower, due to the fact that the specific safety features

J.B. : The wind energy industry is

by far our largest market for epoxy composites. Composite pipes and tanks, and the construction market, are also well established applications. The transportation market – including the aerospace, mass transportation and automotive industries – is smaller but quickly growing. Each of these markets is important to Momentive and requires specific market-driven innovations and strategies.

Momentive Specialty Chemicals has always put significant emphasis on involving customers directly in the new product development process.

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Momentive Specialty Chemicals has always put significant emphasis on involving customers directly in the new product development process. In the wind energy sector for instance, the innovative resins we have brought to the market were only made possible by having our chemists and application specialists working on the shop floor with the engineers and designers of wind blade manufacturers. By truly understanding the needs of our customers, we have been the frontrunners in developing the composite wind blade market over the past 10 years. This approach often makes us the preferred supplier of formulated solutions offering added value for all.



JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #74 - July 2012

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #74 - July 2012

Cover
Edito
Point of view: Closer to the shop floor
Contents
Agenda of Events
COMPANY & BUSINESS
- In Brief
- Glass fibre
APPLICATIONS
- Pipes & tanks
- Building
MARKET
- Human resources
- Glass fibre
- Turkey
FEATURE AUTOMOTIVE
- Braiding
- Lightening
- D-LFT
- Sustainability
- RTM
- RIM
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
- Design
- Fatigue behaviour
TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATIONS
- Wind
- Reinforcement
Index
In the world
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #74 - July 2012 - Contents
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #74 - July 2012 - Agenda of Events
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #74 - July 2012 - - In Brief
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #74 - July 2012 - - Glass fibre
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #74 - July 2012 - - Pipes & tanks
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #74 - July 2012 - - Building
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #74 - July 2012 - - Human resources
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #74 - July 2012 - - Glass fibre
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #74 - July 2012 - - Turkey
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #74 - July 2012 - - Braiding
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #74 - July 2012 - - Lightening
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #74 - July 2012 - - D-LFT
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #74 - July 2012 - - Sustainability
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #74 - July 2012 - - RTM
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #74 - July 2012 - - RIM
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #74 - July 2012 - - Design
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #74 - July 2012 - - Fatigue behaviour
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #74 - July 2012 - - Wind
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #74 - July 2012 - - Reinforcement
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #74 - July 2012 - Index
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #74 - July 2012 - In the world
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